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The Saint Monica Institute for Education and Evangelization was founded by Cardinal Thomas Cardinal Collins to provide formation, support communities, and discussion venues for Catholics called to witness in education, parish life, family life, and the public square.

I want a laity, not arrogant, not rash in speech, not disputatious, but men and women and children who know their religion, who enter into it, who know just where they stand, who know what they hold and what they do not, who know their creed so well that they can give an account of it, who know so much of history that they can defend it.

- Cardinal Saint John Henry Newman




Formation and resources for Catholic educators, including certificates, additional qualification courses, guides for parents, teachers, administrators, trustees, and parents.

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Parish Life


Formation, certification, and support for parish leaders, ministers, and helpers in the areas of catechism, sacramental preparation, and outreach.

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Family Life


Certifications, courses, workshops and resources for family Catechesis, homeschooling, sacramental preparation, and relationship building.

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Public Squre


Courses, workshops, resources, and networks for active witness in public life, including professionals and candidates for public office.

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Conversations in Catholic Health Care

Archbishop Thomas Cardinal Collins of Toronto and other prominent Catholics explore troubling consequences of the secularization and commoditization of the Canadian health care system for the dignity and human fullness of those it seeks to serve.

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Faith & Reason Lecture Series

An annual series of academic lectures, panel discussions, and interactive Q & A’s, featuring a range of remarkable speakers, each familiar with, and illuminating a unique facet of the intersection between faith and reason. From science to economics to philosophy, the professions, and apologetics, we examine topics of interest to students, academics, and the simply curious.

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Visio Divina:
Abide in Beauty

Three Sundays, 7:30PM Beginning April 30, 2023

Artist and Catechist Les Miller guides us through an hour of prayer and meditation, contemplating art relevant to the liturgical season in the comfort of our own homes through the exercise of Visio Divina. Online sessions begin at 7:30 pm Eastern.  Registration is free.